Photo of the Week: Paris Marathon

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photo of the weekI’m always amazed at the number of participants who enter races. Some of you may not like crowds, but I do. For me it’s a thrill to be a part of that crowd and I love that all these people are out there running. I guess it’s not surprising that some of my favorite race photos are of the “running crowd” stretching as far as the eye can see.

The Marathon de Paris caps participants at 35,000 and already has over 5,000 runners registered for 2007. Wow! That’s like a whole city out there running.

I found this great shot of the Marathon de Paris 2006 among csakon’s France photostream over at his flicker site.

Marthon De Paris - Champ d Elysees

Looks to me like the Marathon de Paris would be an awesome race to run. April in Paris … hmmm … has a nice ring to it!

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About Dawn - Pink Chick

For several years the only running I did was to run the annual 10k race in the spring. I got my best time when I ran hungover on only a few hours sleep. Finally one year I decided maybe I should really pick up running again on a regular basis and attended a running clinic. After finishing the 10k that year I continued to train and ran my first half marathon. That was in 2002. Later in 2002 I moved to Calgary where my running friends nick-named me Pink Lady, Pinko, Pinky and finally Pink Chick simply because I almost always wore pink when I ran. Truth be known I wear it almost all the time. I ran, well mostly walked, my first marathon in 2003. Since then I've run a ton of shorter 5/10k races, 9 half marathons and I added a second marathon in 2007 when I ran the San Diego RnR Marathon. Today I still run. I'm slow but I'm still out there and lovin' it. Someday I hope to join the Triathlon world.

  1. Jessica on September 18th at 1:15 pm

    Great now I want to run it. And I was looking for an “excuse” to go back to Paris! See what you’ve done? 😉

  2. Laurie on September 18th at 6:21 pm

    Wow, that is amazing and beautiful. I wonder how many volunteers they have.

  3. Dawn - Pink Chick on September 18th at 8:00 pm

    Jessica, I’ve never been to Paris. If I did go, this would be an awesome way to see the city.

    Laurie, I can’t imagine how many volunteers or the struggle they might have to meet their requirements. I’m on the committee for our marathon and every year we struggle to find just under a 1000 volunteers for a race of under 5000 participants.

  4. thodarumm on September 19th at 12:11 pm

    Oh, it is mind-blowing to me. I never thought I would even dream of ever running a marathon, but now that has become one of my short-term ( 2 years) goals. Thanks for the inspiration. I found you through passionaterunner blog. Thanks Steve!

  5. David Dean on February 11th at 10:58 am

    I’m running the Paris Marathon and I can’t wait, should be terrific, if anyone else is over there check my Paris Guide if you want to what to do while your there.